fans of Sammy’s tablets, your wait for the new gen budget tab is over. meet the new Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 (US$tba) android tablet, a 7-inch that conveys the usual sleek design ethos, albeit still clad in plastic, that the Korean electronics have been known for in recent years. we are not going to pretend that we are wowed by this latest slate from Samsung, cos’ we are not, really, but at looking at how majority of the folks utilizes their tablet, we concede that its 1.2 GHz dual-core may just be enough for most users’ entertainment-on-the-go needs. just maybe.

available in both 3G+WiFi and WiFi flavors, the Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 features other ‘ample’ specs such as a 7″ WSVGA multitouch display with 1,024 by 600 pixels, 1GB of RAM, up to 16GB of onboard storage – expandable via a microSD card slot (supporting up to 64GB), 3MP and 1.3MP cameras, dual-band WiFi connectivity (a/b/g/n), WiFi Channel Bonding, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS with GLONASS, and along with the usual condiments of sensors including accelerometer, geo-magnetic, light and proximity sensors.

strangely, the proximity sensor is only available on the 3G+WiFi model. of course, with this tablet, you will be granted access to Sammy’s apps and hub, Google suite of services, as well as take advantage Samsung ChatON mobile communication service. and oh, a little something about the 3G model: it makes call too, making it a truly giant size phone. so are we impressed? we would be if it less than the Nexus 7. global availability is set to begin May and June for the WiFi and 3G model, respectively. as for the prices, they will be announced as they are rolled out.

Published by Mike chua

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